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Video-thoracoscopy for the evaluation of undiagnosed pleural effusion: Is it possible to optimize its indication?

Published:January 13, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2019.12.031
      According to clinical guidelines, thoracoscopy is the investigation of choice in exudative pleural effusions when a diagnostic thoracocentesis is inclonclusive and malignancy is suspected [
      • Hooper C.
      • Lee Y.C.
      • Maskell N.
      Investigation of a unilateral pleural effusion in adults: british thoracic society pleural disease guidelines 2010.
      ].

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